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Amanda’s Awesome Frosting

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This is a variation of the regular Royal Icing recipe… but has much more flavor! This frosting also has a wonderful sheen to it… giving your cookies and extra pop of shine! You also have much more flexibility with prep time when using this yummy frosting!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar (powder Sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 drop Lemon Juice (fresh Or Processed)
  • 1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup

Preparation

Combine powder sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice in a bowl.

******This next step is important!******

If you need a thicker frosting, say for outlining your cookies, add LESS milk. Just a drop at a time.

If you have already outlined your cookies and need a to fill in or ‘spill’ your cookies, you can add more milk (as much as you would need) to make your frosting very runny.

If you are using food coloring, be sure to use LESS milk. Most food colorings are liquid and can make your frosting more runny. If you are using a gel food coloring, your milk quanity can remain the same.

If you want to add different flavors, you can add drops of vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon, etc. to flavor your frosting.

If you want more SHINE, use more corn syrup and less milk.

This frosting will stay good for days in the fridge.

Please read this for more detailed instructions!

http://iammommy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/07/sugar-cookies-101.html

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dkg560 on 7.27.2010

Your cookies and cakes are beautiful and cute! I will be trying your Banana Cake Recipe! I am a new member as of yesterday, my daughter is just beginning to teach herself to decorate cakes, I thought your ideas were super.

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bjdfh on 3.15.2010

This has become my favorite icing for sugar cookies,it taste better than royal frosting and is easy to work with. My toddler grandaughter and I made sugar cookies and used this fabulous frosting. It was easy for little fingers to work with.

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hisirishgem on 2.5.2010

This is my third time making this icing and I think it’s quite versitile. Tonight I made heart cookies for the local library fundraiser. I whipped up the cookies, made the icing and now their in packages.

The plain color did well in the cookie bags, however when I started to add additional decoration, it got pretty sticky and some of them smudged. Live n learn I guess. I think I should have made both icings slightly thicker waited a bit longer for the first color to set and THEN add the second coloring.

Great icing though. I everyone compliments me on their rich color and unique taste.

Rebekah

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dreag21 on 1.25.2010

This frosting is amazing! Great consistency for both outlining and flooding and beautiful colour/shine. Used it for sugar cookies this past Christmas and the kids adn I had a blast making cookies.

Tastes so yummy when it dries too!

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[email protected] on 12.30.2009

This was the perfect frosting for all of my Sugar Cookies this Christmas. I had so many compliments about the great taste and the shiny appearance. I even used it to decorate some cupcakes that I entered into a Cupcake Challenge. This is a GREAT recipe.

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krypto on 2.14.2011

This frosting lives up to its name! It was easy to work with and it tasted much better than traditional royal icing. Thank you for sharing your talent! I really admire your work. :)

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dreag21 on 12.30.2010

Love this frosting! Have used it quite a few times now, it never fails, is really glossy and easy to work with. Too bad I always make too much… promise the kids I’ll make more cookies but then we don’t until the next month and by then I’ve already chucked the frosting! lol

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